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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Thompson talks Cobblers


Thompson - Massive game for both sides

Cristiano Ronaldo will be looking to add to his 12 league goals

Division three is set for one of it's biggest games of the season on Wednesday Night as pre season title favourites Manchester City make the trip to the Sixfields Stadium to take on current league leaders Northampton Town. Steve Thompson's City side have not found life as in division 3 as easy as most predicted losing four and drawing four of their seventeen league games so far and are likely to start the match at Sixfields as slight underdogs despite an abundance of world class talent at their disposable.

Northampton go into the game in fine form winning five of their last 6 league games with their most recent league win being a record breaking 6-0 away win over Rotherham United a side that beat City 6-1 earlier in the season. 
Manchester City also go into the game off the back of a win after they beat Yeovil Town at the Etihad stadium 3-2. Both teams will be in confident mood although Northampton lost in their cup game against Exeter City on Monday.

Manchester City team news:

Steve Thompson once again has the luxury of a fully fit squad to choose from goalkeeper David De Gea continues to come under scrutiny from certain sections of the City support after a number of poor performances but he is likely to keep his place. Defender Stefan Reinartz is pushing for his first league start after a number of impressive displays from the bench. Ronaldo and Messi will continue in attack with the duo netting an impressive 23 goals between them so far.

Steve Thompson gave his thoughts on the game ........

"It's a massive game for both sides i am really looking forward to it they are a side littered with talented young footballers and Richard has them very well drilled. They deserve to be top of then table at this moment in time but that is the only position i am interested in so a win on Wednesday is a must as far as i am concerned.
The pressure is on us to win the game we are chasing them they can afford to lose and still be in the top 2 but i am sure Richard won't have that mindset. He will want his team to pull and get themselves a comfortable cushion so it's going to be fascinating to see how the game pans out.

Training has gone well since Saturday it's always nice to come in after a win but we have a lot of work to do, we need to be seeing games out better than we currently are and our goals to chances ratio needs to improve we have wasted far too many opportunities already this season which has cost us and the boys know that.

We once again has a full squad of players to pick from which is great i still have one or two decisions to make especially defensively i need to ensure i get the selection spot on for tomorrows game"


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